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today en route to the neighborhood treehouse... [17 May 2010|04:57am]
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words to live by. [08 May 2010|01:36pm]
"The thing is, I really like saying yes. I like new things, projects, plans, getting people together and doing something, trying something, even when it's corny or stupid. I am not good at saying no. And I do not get along with people who say no. When you die, and it really could be this afternoon, under the same bus wheels I'll stick my head if need be, you will not be happy about having said no. You will be kicking your ass about all the no's you've said. No to that opportunity, or no to that trip to Nova Scotia or no to that night out, or no to that project or no to that person who wants to be naked with you but you worry about what your friends will say.

No is for wimps. No is for pussies. No is to live small and embittered, cherishing the opportunities you missed because they might have sent the wrong message.

There is a point in one's life when one cares about selling out and not selling out. One worries whether or not wearing a certain shirt means that they are behind the curve or ahead of it, or that having certain music in one's collection means that they are impressive, or unimpressive.

Thankfully, for some, this all passes. I am here to tell you that I have, a few years ago, found my way out of that thicket of comparison and relentless suspicion and judgment. And it is a nice feeling. Because, in the end, no one will ever give a shit who has kept shit 'real' except the two or three people, sitting in their apartments, bitter and self-devouring, who take it upon themselves to wonder about such things. The keeping real of shit matters to some people, but it does not matter to me. It's fashion, and I don't like fashion, because fashion does not matter.

What matters is that you do good work. What matters is that you produce things that are true and will stand. What matters is that the Flaming Lips's new album is ravishing and I've listened to it a thousand times already, sometimes for days on end, and it enriches me and makes me want to save people. What matters is that it will stand forever, long after any narrow-hearted curmudgeons have forgotten their appearance on goddamn 90210. What matters is not the perception, nor the fashion, not who's up and who's down, but what someone has done and if they meant it. What matters is that you want to see and make and do, on as grand a scale as you want, regardless of what the tiny voices of tiny people say. Do not be critics, you people, I beg you. I was a critic and I wish I could take it all back because it came from a smelly and ignorant place in me, and spoke with a voice that was all rage and envy. Do not dismiss a book until you have written one, and do not dismiss a movie until you have made one, and do not dismiss a person until you have met them. It is a fuckload of work to be open-minded and generous and understanding and forgiving and accepting, but Christ, that is what matters. What matters is saying yes.

I say yes, and Wayne Coyne says yes, and if that makes us the enemy, then good, good, good. We are evil people because we want to live and do things. We are on the wrong side because we should be home, calculating which move would be the least damaging to our downtown reputations. But I say yes because I am curious. I want to see things. I say yes when my high school friend tells me to come out because he's hanging with Puffy. A real story, that. I say yes when Hollywood says they'll give me enough money to publish a hundred different books, or send twenty kids through college. Saying no is so fucking boring.

And if anyone wants to hurt me for that, or dismiss me for that, for saying yes, I say Oh do it, do it you motherfuckers, finally, finally, finally."

- DAVE EGGARS

this is just an excerpt - please take the time to read the whole thing
http://students.ou.edu/M/Eric.C.Mai-1/DE.htm
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DEAD ON DER [26 Apr 2010|02:35am]
The Inspirer


As an ENFP, your primary mode of living is focused externally, where you take things in primarily via your intuition. Your secondary mode is internal, where you deal with things according to how you feel about them, or how they fit in with your personal value system.

ENFPs are warm, enthusiastic people, typically very bright and full of potential. They live in the world of possibilities, and can become very passionate and excited about things. Their enthusiasm lends them the ability to inspire and motivate others, more so than we see in other types. They can talk their way in or out of anything. They love life, seeing it as a special gift, and strive to make the most out of it.

ENFPs have an unusually broad range of skills and talents. They are good at most things which interest them. Project-oriented, they may go through several different careers during their lifetime. To onlookers, the ENFP may seem directionless and without purpose, but ENFPs are actually quite consistent, in that they have a strong sense of values which they live with throughout their lives. Everything that they do must be in line with their values. An ENFP needs to feel that they are living their lives as their true Self, walking in step with what they believe is right. They see meaning in everything, and are on a continuous quest to adapt their lives and values to achieve inner peace. They're constantly aware and somewhat fearful of losing touch with themselves. Since emotional excitement is usually an important part of the ENFP's life, and because they are focused on keeping "centered", the ENFP is usually an intense individual, with highly evolved values.

An ENFP needs to focus on following through with their projects. This can be a problem area for some of these individuals. Unlike other Extraverted types, ENFPs need time alone to center themselves, and make sure they are moving in a direction which is in sync with their values. ENFPs who remain centered will usually be quite successful at their endeavors. Others may fall into the habit of dropping a project when they become excited about a new possibility, and thus they never achieve the great accomplishments which they are capable of achieving.

Most ENFPs have great people skills. They are genuinely warm and interested in people, and place great importance on their inter-personal relationships. ENFPs almost always have a strong need to be liked. Sometimes, especially at a younger age, an ENFP will tend to be "gushy" and insincere, and generally "overdo" in an effort to win acceptance. However, once an ENFP has learned to balance their need to be true to themselves with their need for acceptance, they excel at bringing out the best in others, and are typically well-liked. They have an exceptional ability to intuitively understand a person after a very short period of time, and use their intuition and flexibility to relate to others on their own level.

Because ENFPs live in the world of exciting possibilities, the details of everyday life are seen as trivial drudgery. They place no importance on detailed, maintenance-type tasks, and will frequently remain oblivous to these types of concerns. When they do have to perform these tasks, they do not enjoy themselves. This is a challenging area of life for most ENFPs, and can be frustrating for ENFP's family members.

An ENFP who has "gone wrong" may be quite manipulative - and very good it. The gift of gab which they are blessed with makes it naturally easy for them to get what they want. Most ENFPs will not abuse their abilities, because that would not jive with their value systems.

ENFPs sometimes make serious errors in judgment. They have an amazing ability to intuitively perceive the truth about a person or situation, but when they apply judgment to their perception, they may jump to the wrong conclusions.

ENFPs who have not learned to follow through may have a difficult time remaining happy in marital relationships. Always seeing the possibilities of what could be, they may become bored with what actually is. The strong sense of values will keep many ENFPs dedicated to their relationships. However, ENFPs like a little excitement in their lives, and are best matched with individuals who are comfortable with change and new experiences.

Having an ENFP parent can be a fun-filled experience, but may be stressful at times for children with strong Sensing or Judging tendancies. Such children may see the ENFP parent as inconsistent and difficult to understand, as the children are pulled along in the whirlwind life of the ENFP. Sometimes the ENFP will want to be their child's best friend, and at other times they will play the parental authoritarian. But ENFPs are always consistent in their value systems, which they will impress on their children above all else, along with a basic joy of living.

ENFPs are basically happy people. They may become unhappy when they are confined to strict schedules or mundane tasks. Consequently, ENFPs work best in situations where they have a lot of flexibility, and where they can work with people and ideas. Many go into business for themselves. They have the ability to be quite productive with little supervision, as long as they are excited about what they're doing.

Because they are so alert and sensitive, constantly scanning their environments, ENFPs often suffer from muscle tension. They have a strong need to be independent, and resist being controlled or labelled. They need to maintain control over themselves, but they do not believe in controlling others. Their dislike of dependence and suppression extends to others as well as to themselves.

ENFPs are charming, ingenuous, risk-taking, sensitive, people-oriented individuals with capabilities ranging across a broad spectrum. They have many gifts which they will use to fulfill themselves and those near them, if they are able to remain centered and master the ability of following through.



TAKE THIS TEST. WHAT'D YOU GET? I'M FASCINATED BY THIS SHIT...!!!
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[26 Mar 2010|04:49am]
no matter how hard i fuck up i can't help but think "at least i'm not boring and playing it safe"

truth
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WHY WOULDN'T YOU CLICK THIS? [02 Mar 2010|07:00pm]
http://galadarling.com/article/100-ways-you-can-start-loving-yourself-right-now
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[22 Jan 2010|04:21pm]
oh um this is friends only!
i'll probably add you
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[07 Nov 2009|02:49pm]
hi livejournal. i'm home for da weekend chillin on capisic. i love home!


rexy is going to be put down next week :( sad but very necessary... he can't really walk anymore and is so haggard and lies on the floor all day until he randomly gets confused and starts barking at nothing. i'm glad i came home this weekend to see for myself that his quality of life is preeetty much non-existent. he is 98 in dog years sooo preelonglife.


the first thing i do when i get back to school tomorrow night is clean the shit out of my room and rearrange it and put stuff on the walls so that i actually like being in it. i'm writing it here so that i actually do it. plus i'm goin ta wal-maht later with trish bizzle to get shit to make it liveable and organized.


i dunno what else to write. can't wait for lesbianca to cut my hair, i want new clothes as usual, i can't believe winter break doesn't start until december 23rd and i am terrified to work at delia's on christmas eve, my classes are such a breeze that i feel guilty for not spending my free time doing anything productive. lalala.

if you have tumblr, follow me! i want more people to follow. http://weshallallbehealed.tumblr.com
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attn maine: vote tomorrow. [03 Nov 2009|01:33am]
Sometimes our daily lives make it difficult to know when you are in the midst of history being made. Make no mistake about it, though. Right now, we are on the precipice of major history. You can be a part of it. You can help make history.

In the State of Maine, after the largest public forum they had ever seen, the Legislature passed a bill extending the rights of civil marriage to LGBT families. After serious contemplation, the Governor signed the bill. It was a moving moment for people like me, who grew up thinking there would never be a day that I would be allowed to marry the person I loved.

The honeymoon was short-lived and that fundamental right is under attack. By way of Maine's unique citizens' veto process, marriage equality is once again being subject to popular vote. Hopefully the rights of any citizen of this country will soon no longer be put to a vote, but until then we've got work to do.

Just like California's Proposition 8, Maine's Question 1 is being pushed by the bigoted right wing. The National Organization for Marriage has contributed millions of dollars while refusing to adhere to Federal financial disclosure laws about themselves. The anti-equality campaign has run a campaign based on fear and lies, just as it did in California.

The polls are dead even, with the wrong side having shown a slight amount of momentum over the past few days. They have made a large last minute push to capitalize on the momentum, hoping it will carry them to victory.

Now is the time to make one last push. Now is the time to be on the right side of history. Now is the time to make history.
The No on 1 Campaign is sinking every dollar they raise today into advertising tomorrow. They're buying TV, radio, and online ads. This will support the superior ground game they have meticulously built over the past few months.

When Proposition 8 was passed in California, many people were shocked and vowed never to be blindsided again. This is the moment you promised never to let pass. Now is the time to help out. Don't risk waking up on Wednesday morning wishing you had done more.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lane-hudson/dont-just-be-on-the-right_b_342782.html
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the more things change... [02 Jun 2009|03:03pm]

if you haven't listened to this album recently, there's something wrong with you. do it now.



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[04 May 2009|02:17pm]

i'm sick of makeup, of classes, of getting dressed, of boston, of the thought of packing, uhhhhhm
fastforward to thursday and being with boyfriend friends and family and maine and beach. THANKYU
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i am dead in the library [14 Apr 2009|07:24pm]





i only wanna do the homework that involves photographing and filming my beautiful friends
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[03 Jan 2009|03:18pm]
http://tallahassee.tumblr.com/

followin' through with it this year.
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[07 Feb 2008|12:15pm]
no one uses livejournal anymore!
myself included

might as well post sum picciez


the massive amount of pictures may break your computerCollapse )
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i love new york 2 [13 Oct 2007|10:02pm]

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click to read the story of the baby ducks in my closetCollapse )
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dont like captions [03 Oct 2007|10:28pm]

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i dont wanna do no common app. i dont wanna write no essays.
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[18 Sep 2007|06:40pm]

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never question the size of ice cube's ballsCollapse )


according to don we are having banana split night tonight. indeed
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~*~*~ [08 Sep 2007|09:00pm]
i just updated last night but here's a huge picture post because i got a new camera and i realized i haven't posted any pictures from it yet


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balhblahblahlballbhlablahlbalh [07 Sep 2007|10:32pm]


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this is the story of the road that goes to my house and what ghosts there do remainCollapse )

uhh this was my first roll of black and white film so d0n+ judg3 m3
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holy moly, that's cruddy [22 Aug 2007|09:38am]

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and i hope the junkyard a few blocks from here someday burns down and i hope the rising black smoke carries me far away and i never come back to this town againCollapse )
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my scanner has become shittier as time has gone by [15 Aug 2007|06:59pm]

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the rest of the pictures aren't as dumb as that one... maybeCollapse )
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